2018-12-12

Scholarship Schemes :Unstarred Question in Loksabha

Scholarship Schemes

(a) whether the Government is considering to continue pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum-means scholarship schemes till the year 2019-20 for the students belonging to minority communities; 
(b) if so, the details thereof; 
(c) the total amount likely to be spent by the Government on the said schemes; and 
(d) the number of students likely to be benefited under the said schemes, scholarship/category-wise?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF MINORITY AFFAIRS

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 324                                    ANSWERED ON: 12.12.2018

Scholarship Schemes

SANTOSH AHLAWAT

Will the Minister of MINORITY AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government is considering to continue pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum-means scholarship schemes till the year 2019-20 for the students belonging to minority communities; 
(b) if so, the details thereof; 
(c) the total amount likely to be spent by the Government on the said schemes; and 
(d) the number of students likely to be benefited under the said schemes, scholarship/category-wise?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF MINORITY AFFAIRS
(SHRI MUKHTAR ABBAS NAQVI)

(a) & (b): Yes, Madam. All the three scholarship schemes namely Pre-matric, Post-matric and Merit-cum-Means based scholarship schemes have already been approved by the competent authority for their continuation up to the year 2019-20. The details of the schemes are available on the website of the Ministry i.e. www.minorityaffairs.gov.in.
(c) & (d): Scheme-wise details of number of students likely to be benefitted and estimated amount of fund likely to be spent for 2018-19 and 2019-20 are given as under:

Scheme No. of students Estimated amount 
likely to be benefitted of fund likely to be spent (Rs. in 
crore)
2018-19 2019-20 2018-19 2019-20
Pre-matric Scholarship scheme 5686137 3000004 + Renewals 980.00 1100.00
Post-matric Scholarship scheme 681477 499999 + Renewals 692.00 530.00
Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship 116466 60000 + Renewals 522.00 506.00
scheme

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Source: Loksabha

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